MISSION TO MARS SOUTHBOUNDER DISTRICT 2019 STEM-SPACE CAMPOREE October 18-20, 2019 Fountain Inn Armory Fountain Inn, South Carolina ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO - - On behalf of the Southbounder District, welcome to the “Mission to Mars.” This is a STEM-Space Camporee, designed to provide fun-filled activities that will expose the Scouts of the Southbounder District to a number of STEM themes and activities and familiarize them to some of the exciting roles needed for a human mission to the red planet. Within the pages of this guide, you will find information to prepare for an out-of-this-world experience that is intended to influence our Scouts for years to come. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the leaders on the Mission Committee overseeing this expedition. IMPORTANT CONTACTS Tom Grindstaff Mission Commander [email protected] Roy Schumpert Mission Flight Chief [email protected] Larry Myers Chief Flight Engineer [email protected] Mike LaConto Southbounder District Chairman [email protected] Eric Maguire Southbounder District Commissioner [email protected] The first NASA Manned Mission to Mars is presently being planned for the 2030s, which is 11 – 21 years away. This Generation of Scouts BSA includes young men and women that will be able to participate in this endeavor, either indirectly or directly. Someone at this Camporee could be one of the first people to step foot on Mars or be responsible for supporting that endeavor. MISSION TO MARS 2019 CAMPOREE SOUTHBOUNDER DISTRICT CAMPOREE TROOP REGISTRATION OCTOBER 18-22, 2019 FORM All units must have their registration turned in to the Council office no later than 5pm on Friday, September 27th, 2019 to qualify for the Early Bird Registration. The Early Bird registration fee is $15 per Scout and $10 per Adult leader. The registration fee covers site rental for 2 nights, event costs, and a Participation Patch for each registered person. After making payment at the scout office, keep a copy of your receipt, and bring it with you when checking in at Camporee. If the registration form is received after Friday, September 27th, 2019, the fee per Scout/Scouter will be $20.00, and there is no guarantee that each participant will receive a Participation Patch in time for the event weekend. Every effort will be made to give appropriate camping space based on the unit size to troops who have paid pre-registration. Troop #: ________Scoutmaster:___________________________________ Phone #: ______________________ Email: ___________________________ No. of Scouts: ______ X $15 (X $20 if after 9/30/19) = $_________ No. of Adults: ______ X $10 (X $20 if after 9/30/19) = $_________ Total: $_________ Camporee Troop Roster 1.______________________________ 2.______________________________ 3.______________________________ 4.______________________________ 5.______________________________ 6.______________________________ 7.______________________________ 8.______________________________ 9.______________________________ 10______________________________ 11._____________________________ 12._____________________________ 13._____________________________ 14._____________________________ 15._____________________________ 16._____________________________ 17._____________________________ 18._____________________________ 19._____________________________ 20._____________________________ 21._____________________________ 22._____________________________ 23._____________________________ 24._____________________________ 25._____________________________ 26._____________________________ 27._____________________________ 28._____________________________ 29._____________________________ 30. ____________________________ 31. ____________________________ 32. ____________________________ 33. ____________________________ 34. ____________________________ 35. ____________________________ 36. ____________________________ RULES AND REGULATIONS Camporees are designated as Scouts BSA events. Thus, the primary focus is to help Scouts grow in their ability and reinforce the skills they learn. Like other Scouts BSA events, certain rules and regulations must be followed. Camp Code - The Scout Oath and Law is the camp code. Roster - We need a roster for each Troop turned in at Check-in. Please list a Senior Patrol Leader name for the weekend, Scout names and rank, plus Leader names with a primary phone number where they can be reached. Fires - No Ground fires are allowed on the property, but are permitted in existing fire pits. Lanterns - Open flame lanterns of any kind are not permitted in tents. Battery lanterns are recommended for usage inside tents. Pressurized Fuel - Pressurized fuel lanterns and stoves are allowed, but they must be operated by Scouts with pressurized fuel training and the adult supervision must be trained. All fuel must be properly stored, and away from tents. Garbage - All trash must be put into designated receptacles or disposed of properly off the Camporee site by troops packing out own trash. Alcohol and Tobacco - Alcohol and drugs are simply not allowed. Tobacco product usage is permitted only in designated areas. Sheath Knives - Sheath knives are not permitted on Council property or at any Blue Ridge Council event. Transportation - When transporting Scouts in vehicles, they must be in proper passenger seats wearing seat belts at all times. Riding in the back of trucks or on tailgates is prohibited. Safe Scouting - The Guide to Safe Scouting will be the benchmark which all Scouts will follow. Any questions regarding scout rules will be directed to the Camporee Leadership team. STAR-DATE SCHEDULE 18 October 2019 - Friday 5:00-8:00pm Troop arrival, Checkin and set up 8:30pm Opening Ceremony/Star Gazing 9:30 Sci-Fi Movie 11:00pm Taps & lights out. All scouts QUIET! 19 October 2019 - Saturday 6:30am Reveille 6:30-7:45am Breakfast at campsites 8:00-8:30am Flag Ceremony/Announcements 8:30-11:30am Morning STEM Events (9-11am ~ Campsite Decorations Judging) 11:30-1:00pm Lunch at campsites 1:00-3:00pm Afternoon STEM Events 3:00-4:00pm Mars Attack 4:00-4:30pm Post-Battle Clean-up (4pm ~ Leaders prep Dutch oven meals) 5:00-6:00pm Clean-up/Dinner prep at campsites 6:00-8:00pm Camporee Feast at Mission Control (Community potluck meal.) 8:30-9:30pm Campfire and Awards Ceremony 11:00pm Taps & lights out. All scouts QUIET! George Washington, the Father of Our Country, started life as a surveyor. Who will be The Father of Mars? 20 October 2019 - Sunday 6:30am Reveille 6:30-7:45am Breakfast at campsites 8:00-8:30am Vespers service 9:00-11:00am Clean-up, Campsite Inspections & Check-out All troops must leave the property by 11:00am Sunday morning.